David Wiese

Country: Namibia
Born: May 18, 1985, Roodepoort
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Allrounder

David Wiese Bio

David Wiese is a talented cricket player hailing from Namibia. Known for his imposing presence on the field and his skills as an all-rounder, Wiese has made a name for himself in the cricketing world.

Wiese began his cricketing journey in his native South Africa, where he played for Easterns and established himself as a regular player at the provincial and franchise level. His impressive performances caught the attention of selectors, and he was included in the national squad for the 2013 tour of Sri Lanka.

Although his initial outings were not particularly remarkable, Wiese’s career took a turn for the better during the 2014-2015 season. He played a crucial role in Titans’ One-Day Cup victory and solidified his position in South Africa’s T20I squad. A notable highlight during this period was his career-best figures of 5 for 23 against West Indies in 2015, showcasing his ability to bowl cutters and slower balls.

Wiese’s exceptional performances did not go unnoticed, and he attracted the attention of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, who secured his services for a staggering fee of US$460,000 in the 2015 auction. This further elevated his profile in the cricketing world and provided him with the opportunity to showcase his skills on the global stage.

Unfortunately, Wiese struggled to cement his place in the South African national team and was left out of subsequent tours. In search of new opportunities, he made the decision to sign a three-year contract with Sussex in county cricket. This move allowed him to join his compatriot Stiaan van Zyl in what seemed to be a marked outflow of South African players into county cricket during the 2016-2017 season.

Wiese’s time with Sussex proved to be instrumental in his career. After a slow start, he improved significantly in 2018, taking 41 wickets and surpassing the 500-run mark in the Championship. He also played a vital role in guiding his team to the Vitality Blast final, providing late-order impetus. One of the defining moments of the 2019 season was his breathtaking innings of 171 off 126 balls in a 50-over defeat against Hampshire.

In a surprising turn of events, Wiese became eligible to play for Namibia based on his ancestry in 2021, five years after joining Sussex. This marked a new chapter in his career as he made his debut for Namibia in the T20 World Cup. He showcased his skills, helping his team qualify for the Super 12s and winning two Player-of-the-Match awards along the way. Wiese continued his success with Namibia, playing a crucial role in their first-ever series win against a Full Member, Zimbabwe, in a T20I series in Bulawayo.

David Wiese’s journey in cricket has been a testament to his perseverance and talent. From his early days in South Africa to his stint in county cricket and newfound success with Namibia, Wiese has proven himself as a formidable all-rounder. With his skills, determination, and wealth of experience, there is no doubt that he will continue to excel on both domestic and international stages.

David Wiese Career Stats

David Wiese Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 45 31 10 454 66* 21.61 363 125.06 0 2 28 18 13 0
ODIs 15 15 2 330 67 25.38 369 89.43 0 1 21 10 2 0
FC 124 194 20 5814 208 33.41 8190 70.98 11 32 811 101 70 0
List A 162 139 28 3939 171 35.48 3453 114.07 2 22 349 156 50 0
T20s 360 270 90 4057 79* 22.53 2820 143.86 0 11 278 216 127 0

David Wiese Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 45 45 921 1091 49 5/23 5/23 22.26 7.1 18.7 1 1 0
ODIs 15 15 737 686 15 3/50 3/50 45.73 5.58 49.1 0 0 0
FC 124 219 18071 9643 344 6/58 10/111 28.03 3.2 52.5 17 10 1
List A 162 149 6173 5568 146 5/25 5/25 38.13 5.41 42.2 3 1 0
T20s 360 318 5464 7567 279 5/19 5/19 27.12 8.3 19.5 4 6 0

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